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Offline SeaBreeze341

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #330 on: August 27, 2020, 07:11:54 PM »
Not sure about the blue and green swap, but as for orange becoming yellow the curtain behind the audience changed from orange to yellow sometime before the change (I forget if it was during season 30 or 31) so they finally changed the podium color to match later on.


IIRC, the change from orange to yellow was in place in Season 31.  Not sure if the episode where it became permanent was taped in 2002 or 2003, but it definitely happened before the Turntable update (and removal of the Daytime Hollywood mural).

I'm guessing the reason behind the blue & green swap is also related to the curtains behind the audience.  I think when it was changed in the early 1980s it started as red-blue-orange-green from left to right, while the podiums, which predated the 80s curtains, were still red-green-orange-blue throughout Season 9
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #331 on: August 28, 2020, 01:34:43 AM »
Why was the order of the colors in the curtains changed?

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #332 on: August 28, 2020, 07:52:31 AM »
Why was the order of the colors in the curtains changed?

I'm not sure if you mean the change from the '70s to the '80s curtains, but I believe you're referring to the reversals that happened in 1986 (after the primetime Specials were taped) and lasted until 1991, picking up a third green curtain along the way in 1988. Supposedly it was done after some extra lighting was installed behind them to give them a "glitter" effect, and the stagehands forgot to install them back in the correct order.
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